Catholic Bishops Contradict Science Again

[Originally posted at: Life Without A Net]

AP reports that the Catholic Church has again gotten things wrong with regard to gays and marriage:

BALTIMORE – The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops have affirmed that the church defines marriage between one man and one woman, and sex is meant for procreation.

The pastoral letter was issued Tuesday in Baltimore by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

To be fair, “marriage,” in its strictest sense, is a political institution, and we can define it any way we choose.  However, if we’re going to attempt to enter into the realm of fact, we’re going to have to look at marriage for what it represents, namely, the long term pair bonding between two or more people.  In this context, the Church is simply wrong.

To begin with, sex is most certainly not just for procreation…

[Read the rest of this post at: Life Without A Net]


About Rodibidably

Jeff Randall is a frequent volunteer for free-thought organizations, including the Center For Inquiry – DC. Having been blogging since January 2008, he decided that a community of bloggers would be an interesting new experience (or at the very least a fun way to annoy his friends into reading his posts more frequently). Since finding out about about the existence of, and then joining, the atheist/skeptic community in 2007 he has been committed to community activism, critical thinking in all aspects of life, science, reason, and a fostering a secular society.
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